SIGNAL-Sino-Israel Global Network & Academic Leadership

SIGNAL is a think tank and academic organization based in Israel focusing on China and China-Israel relations. SIGNAL’s team brings decades of expertise and fieldwork in China to our applied research and programs. In our effort to cultivate in China a greater understanding of Israel and the Middle East and to deepen Israel’s knowledge of China. 

Applied Research

SIGNAL’s research methodology is designed to bring actionable insights to decision makers working across government, business, and academia. SIGNAL’s interdisciplinary team of researchers and analysts serve as a key source of information for Israeli, Chinese, and international media outlets. We aim to communicate an accurate view of Israel and the Middle East in China and to cultivate in-depth knowledge of China in Israel. SIGNAL taps into research communities, industry, and academic institutions worldwide to cultivate theories, knowledge, and techniques that drive our initiatives.

Our Policy Work

SIGNAL has held over 1000 briefings, dialogues and events in China on a range of policy topics with diplomats, experts, scholars and entrepreneurs in the China-Israel ecosystem. Leaders in their fields from US, Europe, and Southeast Asia periodically add a global perspective to the conversation. Our dialogues aim to stimulate debate and offer creative yet practical solutions to some of the most pressing issues affecting Sino-Israeli relations - including the shifting US-China dynamic.

Israel Studies Programs at Chinese Universities

SIGNAL established this field in 2011 to provide China’s future generations with an accurate understanding of Israel. This field was officially recognized by China’s Ministry of Education in 2013. We now have programs in 14 universities across China, with three expected for 2020. Over 2000 students per year take Israel Studies courses at SIGNAL’s partner universities, writing an average of 200 research papers per year for the past 8yrs. SIGNAL has trained in Israel approximately 40 faculty from Chinese universities to teach Israel studies.

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